Daniel Mann Literary Luminaries Lecture

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April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This year’s Daniel Mann Literary Luminaries Lecture will take place on Sunday April 3, at 4:00 pm in the Swoff Chapel and on Zoom. Professor Daniel Schwartz, Chair of the Department of History at George Washington University, will speak on the topic “How the Ghetto Became Black,” surveying the history of the ghetto through WWII and tracing the association of the term with African Americans and the eclipse of its Jewish connotations in postwar America.

Daniel Schwartz is a professor of modern Jewish history and chair of the Department of History at The George Washington University. He is the author of three books, The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image (2012), which was co-winner of the Salo W. Baron Prize for best first book in Jewish studies and a National Jewish Book Award finalist; Spinoza’s Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on His Life, Philosophy, and Legacy (2019); and most recently Ghetto: The History of a Word (2019). He specializes in modern Jewish cultural and intellectual history and is currently working on a panoramic historical survey of the Jewish intellectual in modern times.

This lecture is organized by the Library Committee and co-sponsored by Sisterhood and Men’s Club.

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April 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jonathan Levy


Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States
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